Dr. Meeks selected as new associate dean
Dr. Greg Meeks, Teacher Education, has been appointed the new
associate dean in the College of Education. He replaces Dr. Don Maness,
Teacher Education, who is now
dean of the college. Dr. Meeks has worked at ASU since
2003. During his tenure at ASU he has served as an associate
professor in the Teacher Education department, assistant chair in
the Teacher Education department, and as NCATE coordinator. NCATE
(National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education) is the
professional accrediting organization for schools, colleges, and
departments of education in the United States. Dr. Meeks is a native
Arkansan who grew up in Iowa and Louisiana. He received his
undergraduate degree in elementary education from Ouachita Baptist
University and his masterís degree from Henderson State University
in elementary and middle school administration. His doctorate of
philosophy degree is from the University of North Texas in
curriculum and instruction, with a minor in educational
administration. Dr. Meeks served as a middle level teacher and
elementary principal in Hot Springs, Ark. in the late 1970s. From
1982 until 1993, he served as a K-8 principal of Morrison Academy,
Bethany campus, and from 1993 until 2002 as K-12 superintendent of
Morrison Academy. Both schools are in Taiwan.
presents Humberto Fontova
Humberto Fontova is the featured lecturer in the eighth event in
ASU’s Lecture-Concert Series.
Fontova’s presentation, “Exposing the Real Che Guevara and the Useful
Idiots Who Idolize Him,” is Thursday, Jan 21., at 7 p.m. in ASU’s Student
Union Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Humberto Fontova was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1954 and fled Cuba in 1961
with his family while his father was a political prisoner of Fidel
Castro and Che Guevara. The family fled to New Orleans, and Fontova has
lived in the New Orleans area since 1961, earning a B.A. in
political science from the University of New Orleans and a masterís
degree in Latin American Studies from Tulane University. His books
include a pair of extreme sports books based on his scuba diving and
hunting adventures and a political expose of Fidel Castro, as well
as 2007's "Exposing the Real Che Guevara and the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him."
Publisher’s Weekly says that book is “fascinating, fun and free-spirited…
Imagine “Deliverance” as written by Hunter S. Thompson.”
For more details, contact
associate dean, the Honors College, ext. 2308, or see the
KASU's Blue Monday
presents Eric Hughes, Guy Venable
KASU presents Eric Hughes and Guy Venable at the next Blue
Monday-Paragould on Monday, Jan. 18, 7-9
p.m. at the
Red Goose Deli,
117 N. Pruett
Street, in downtown Paragould. Admission to the
Blue Monday-Paragould concert featuring Eric Hughes and Guy Venable
is free, but seating is limited.
Sample music from
Eric Hughes's band and
view a YouTube
video of Guy Venable. Blue Monday concerts are held on the
third Monday of each month at the Red Goose Deli in downtown
For details about
Blue Monday-Paragould, contact KASU's
development director, at ext. 2807.
2010 Soil and Water Education conference is Jan. 21
ASU’s College of Agriculture and
Technology will host the 2010 Arkansas Soil and Water Education
Conference, an all-day event that will take place on Thursday, Jan. 21,
at the ASU Convocation Center Auditorium.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. in Convocation Center Meeting Room A, and
is followed by a welcome in the Convocation Center auditorium at 8:15
a.m. The opening session begins at 8:30 a.m.
The registration fee for the day-long conference is $20 and includes a
luncheon. Certified Crop Advisor Soil and Water Continuing Education
Units (CEUs) will be awarded at this meeting. Pre-registration ends
Friday, Jan. 15, 2010. Register
(http://www2.astate.edu/agri/), contact Loretta Thornton,
ext. 3364, or see the NewsPage release.
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